You’ve gathered the surplus pipe from your industrial factory and formed a giant mountain of it behind the building. Instead of letting the metal sit there, rusting away, you can do something good for the environment while making a bit of extra cash too.
Places such as Texas Iron & Steel will buy surplus iron and steel in Houston, TX. They will purchase the pipe and other metals from you and resell it to other individuals and companies who may need it. It prevents the pipes from ending up littering warehouses or thrown in the regular garbage to wind up at the local landfill. In fact, this type of steel recycling is extremely beneficial as it reduces the amount of metal that needs to be exported into the United States.
Before you start to dump all the surplus metal into the back of your dump truck to take to the steel dealer, you should first separate the pipe into two categories: ferrous and nonferrous metal. Ferrous metals consist of steel and iron while non-ferrous metals are aluminum, copper, stainless steel and brass. The easiest way to determine the type of metal is in the surplus pipe is to use the magnet test. If the magnet sticks to the metal, it is ferrous. If the magnet doesn’t stick, it is non-ferrous.
Always call the steel dealer before arriving at the yard to find out what types of metal they will purchase. Texas Iron & Metal will take a wide range of different pipe including carbon, steel stainless steel and aluminum.
You do not have to change the surplus pipe in any way, such as cutting it into smaller pieces. Large lengths of whole pipe are desired by many industries as this length reduces the amount of wielding the company must do to the pipe. Only cut or alter the pipe to make transporting it easier for you. Check the condition of each pipe before loading it into the truck. Steel dealers will not accept pipe that is in such poor condition that the metal cannot be used for anything.
Ask yourself a simple question when deciding on whether the pipe is good enough to sell. Would you buy the surplus steel in its current condition? If the answer is no, then do not waste time loading the surplus pipe into the truck.
Recycle that pipe in the easiest way possible while doing something good for the environment as well as making a bit of extra cash from it. Sell it to steel and metal dealers such as Texas Iron & Metal. Stop paying extra expenses of storing the unused metal in your warehouses. Instead, let other companies purchase it as they can put it to good use for a long time.